Sunday is going to be a very busy day in Liverpool, so whether you’re planning on finding a spot along the parade route, watching proceedings from the comfort of your own home, or maybe you’re avoiding the whole thing – we have pulled together all the info you need in one handy place.
From travel advice, the route itself and vantage points – we’ve got it covered. And the key message? Plan, plan, plan to make sure your Sunday is exactly how you want it to be.
What is happening on Sunday 29 May?
Liverpool City Council has invited Liverpool Football Club to parade their season’s silverware around the city. The men’s team will be showcasing the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, and the women’s team will be parading the FA Women’s Championship trophy which they won last month.
Why has this date been chosen?
Liverpool Football Club has selected this date as it’s the only time all players are available due to the majority of them traveling on international duty to represent their respective countries immediately after this date. As this date marks the anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, on the morning of the parade, LFC will pay tribute to the 39 supporters who lost their lives on that day.
What is the parade’s route?
The 13.5km victory route, the same as the 2019 parade, will start at Allerton Maze in the south of the city. It will then travel north bound on Queens Drive towards the Fiveways roundabout (in Childwall) and on to the Rocket flyover.
From there it will journey along Queens Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, Leeds Street and The Strand. The route finishes at Blundell Street.
The parade starts at 4pm and will last for a number of hours.
What happens to businesses and residents along the route?
Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team has been liaising with businesses and residents on the route for a number of weeks to make sure they are aware of the event and the impact it may have.
Who is paying for the parade?
Liverpool Football Club is covering the costs of the parade.
How can I find out where the bus is on the day?
The official social media channels of LFC (@LFCHELP), Culture Liverpool (@CultureLpool ) and Liverpool City Council (@LpoolCouncil) will keep you up to date with everything you need to know.
How do I watch the parade from home?
If you are unable to attend the parade you can also watch it live across LFC’s official Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels. You can also watch live coverage of the parade on LFCTV Sky channel 425 Virgin Media channel 544 or on LFCTV GO. Coverage will begin at 3.45pm.
I want to attend, how do I get there?
The key thing is to plan your journey in advance. People are strongly advised to stay local if they can and walk or cycle if possible. If you are using public transport, please check the latest timetables and allow more time. Please be aware there are changes to Merseyrail services on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May.
Click here to get all the latest Merseytravel advice, including a list of the social media channels to follow to help you plan your trip.
Are there road closures?
Yes. The Strand will be closed northbound on Sunday 29 May from Leeds Street / Old Hall Street junction to Blundell Street junction from 7am and will reopen when it’s safe to do so after the parade.
The southbound lane will be closed from approximately 1pm – please be aware this may be earlier if there are crowd safety concerns.
There will be rolling road closures in place around the bus itself as it travels through the city, and West Derby Road city bound will be closed from Sheil Road at 4pm until the conclusion of the parade in this area.
Where will I get the best view of the parade?
The route is 13.5km long and the advice is to use the length of the route. There are no dedicated viewing areas but there will be animation across the route this year.
Is there accessible viewing?
We are not able to provide specific accessible viewing areas, but have made it a long route to allow as many people as possible to watch it.
Is there parking?
We strongly advise people do not drive – particularly into the city centre – and ask fans to either walk and try and view the parade as close to home as possible.
Will there be toilets on the route?
Can I bring flares and other pyrotechnics?
The use of flares, pyrotechnics, or anything similar is illegal and strictly prohibited. The use of pyrotechnics poses risk of injury to fellow fans and serious health risks.
Any individual found carrying and bringing these items to the parade may face prosecution.
Can I fly my drone?
No drones are allowed on the parade route and any unauthorized drones will be removed.
Have you got any measures in place to help with lost children?
We’re asking parents/carers/guardians to take a photo of children BEFORE attending the parade. Should you be separated, this will help identify them quickly. Stewards will also be distributing wristbands on which you can write the number of a responsible adult attach it to a child/vulnerable person. If you lose a youngster during the parade, please alert your nearest steward or member of Merseyside Police immediately.
Where can I find any other parade-related information?